Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

Buy New

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$10.93 + $3.99 shipping
Sold by goHastings.

Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $3.05 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

The Illusionist (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) (2010)

Jean-Claude Donda , Edith Rankin , Sylvain Chomet  |  PG |  Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)

List Price: $26.99
Price: $19.55 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $7.44 (28%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock but may require an extra 1-2 days to process.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
The Illusionist (2010)   -- $9.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Blu-ray Unrated Edition $19.55  
DVD 1-Disc Version --  
Deal of the Week: Save 56% on The Tim Burton Collection on Blu-ray
This week only, save 56% on The Tim Burton Collection and Hardcover Book on Blu-ray. Fan-favorite films include: Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Mars Attacks!, Corpse Bride, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). The offer to own this collection ends October 25, 2014, 11:59 pm PST. Shop now

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Frequently Bought Together

The Illusionist (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) + The Triplets of Belleville + A Cat in Paris
Price for all three: $36.51

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Product Details

  • Actors: Jean-Claude Donda, Edith Rankin
  • Directors: Sylvain Chomet
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
  • DVD Release Date: May 10, 2011
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (83 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,693 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Illusionist (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)" on IMDb

Special Features

Commentary with Director Sylvain Chomet
The Making of The Illusionist

Editorial Reviews

From the Director of the Oscar®-nominated classic The Triplets of Belleville, The Illusionist is a story about two paths that cross. While touring concert halls, theaters and pubs, an aging, down-on-his-luck magician encounters a young girl at the start of her life’s journey. Alice is a teenage girl with all her capacity for childish wonder still intact. She plays at being a woman without realizing the day to stop pretending is fast approaching. She doesn’t know yet that she loves The Illusionist like she would a father; he already knows that he loves her as he would a daughter. Their destinies will collide, but nothing – not even magic or the power of illusion– can stop the voyage of discovery.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
85 of 90 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Animated Films of 2010 February 11, 2011
The latest animated film by Sylvain Chomet is based on a script by the late Jacques Tati, who intended the film to be live-action but ended up never bringing the film to fruition. Tati died in 1982 and the script was passed to Chomet by Tati's daughter Sophie Tatischeff, who died before Chomet's debut feature-length, animated film The Triplets of Belleville was released. Since The Illusionist debuted it has been criticized by family members of Tati for straying from his original vision, as well as his original intention for writing the script in the first place. Since Tati is credited with writing the original script and Chomet is credited with adapting it, it is unknown how significantly Chomet altered the original script. Whether Chomet strayed from Tati's script or not becomes irrelevant as we can't judge a film based on what it could've been but for what it is. The fact is, the film exists in its current form and here it is:

The film begins in Paris, 1959 with Tatischeff, the illusionist of the title, performing his act for anyone who will watch on any stage he can find. While not very successful Tatischeff is an effective illusionist, whose only problem seems to be his unruly rabbit. Constantly searching for a stage to perform on, Tatischeff travels to Scotland and meets a young woman named Alice who believes that his illusions are really magic. Following Tatischeff to Edinburgh, Alice takes care of the house while he goes around performing his act. Alice's love for his tricks and his unwillingness to admit to Alice that what he does is all illusion causes Tatischeff to slowly become bankrupt in his attempts to always have gifts on hand to impress the girl with.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
59 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, sweet and achingly sad February 19, 2011
The Illusionist is a beautifully-rendered animated story about a French stage magician, Tatischeff, and his relationship with a young Scottish girl named Alice, at a time when his kind of entertainment is being displaced by the onset of television and rock-and-roll.

Stylistically, The Illusionist will be immediately familiar to fans of Chomet's best-known film, The Triplets of Belleville. The animation is gorgeously detailed, the characters unique, and the story presented with virtually no dialogue, relying on an occasional comprehensible word or two emerging from deliberately garbled bursts of psuedo-language, French or Scottish-English depending on the setting.

Storywise though, The Illusionist is distinctly different from Triplets. While Triplets was imbued with a manic glee, The Illusionist is instead tinged throughout with a mix of sweetness and sadness. The film begins with Tatischeff's stage magician having to deal with a changing world in which his style of entertainment is increasingly less in demand. This is brought painfully home early on when he ventures to the UK for a gig, only to find his act's slot on stage pushed back again and again by a rock-and-roll band's repeated encores for an audience of screaming teenage girls, forcing the magician to go through his pre-act preparations repeatedly. And when the band finally leaves the stage and Tatischeff gets his chance to go on, it is only to find that the bulk of the audience has already departed, leaving only a solitary grandmother and grandson for him to perform for. The scene is at once absurdly comic and yet achingly sad, and portrays in a nutshell what the magician's life has become.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Sylvain Chomet's "L'Illusioniste," based on an unproduced screenplay by Jacques Tati, is a worthy follow-up to his Oscar-winning "Triplets of Belleville," even if it is a gentler, less flamboyant work than its predecessor. "L'Illusioniste" is the story of Tatischeff (Tati's real name), a magician in 1959 Paris, who finds his old-fashioned hat-and-rabbit tricks in ever-diminishing demand. Forced to take a gig on a remote Scottish island, he entrances Alice, a young scullery maid who believes his tricks are real. When Tatischeff leaves to accept an engagement in Edinburgh, Alice stows away on the boat. The bulk of the movie is about the chaste, father-daughter relationship between Tatischeff and Alice, and their inevitable estrangement as Alice discovers the bigger world on her own.

Because "L'Illusioniste" is based on a screenplay that was meant to be a live-action film, Chomet's animation doesn't take Disneyesque liberties with the laws of gravity and physics. There are jokes and gags, but they are low-key and almost always included to make a serious, even melancholy point. (At one point Tatischeff stumbles into a movie theater showing "Mon Oncle," thus allowing him to come face-to-face with his doppelganger on the screen.) Tatischeff is one of the last survivors of a dying world, the world of the music hall, and we see his world constricting even as Alice's grows. Yet life and happiness go on, as symbolized by the drunken, kilted Scotsman who shows up in places both natural and unexpected. (Be sure to watch the credits to the very end; as in "The Triplets of Belleville," Chomet has a little surprise for us.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Published 4 days ago by 2_pelo
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the most beautiful animated film I've ever seen
This is the most beautiful animated film I've ever seen. Great art subtly done with a sweet story. So very French
Published 4 days ago by Liana Kelley
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
sweet!! I loved it! Sad yet the end...
Published 8 days ago by lISA C HANCOCK
4.0 out of 5 stars My Gift-receiver Loves this Movie.
I don't know if it is fair for me to write a review. I did not see the movie; it was a gift. Nevertheless, he loved it and that's why I bought a copy for him. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tesseract in Blue Jeans
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Beautiful film, lovely visuals, wonderful animation.
Published 1 month ago by Brandon Gully
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it.
Published 3 months ago by B. Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars worth it
I got this movie quickly, and it was in great shape. It was fantastic. The score is amazing. Thumbs up!
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best of its kind ever made
Watch exquisite animation. One of the best of its kind ever made.
Published 3 months ago by Bob Cain
3.0 out of 5 stars Only received one disk. But the price was ok.
I did not get the two disks that was stated. The price was ok for one so I didn't bother messing with it.
Published 6 months ago by chris perry
5.0 out of 5 stars L'Illusionniste
I normally don't appreciate having to weep my way through an animated film, but this film is so heartbreaking it's impossible not to be moved by the story. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Einsatz
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Look for Similar Items by Category